Global Interactions – Internationalizing Curriculum
Global Interactions is a project that will help develop international curriculum and
link classrooms in the United States to international classrooms. This will be used
to connect EdCC students to classrooms in both France and Algeria by using technology
such as: Skype, Blackboard and Google Groups. This project was initially tested in
Winter of 2011 with a link to a classroom in Algeria, giving students a rare up-close
account of the pro-democracy protests that took place there.
Place of Medicine Ethnobotanical Garden in Gold Park
The Medicine Ethnobotanical Garden in Gold Park is a service-learning partnership
between the City of Lynnwood, Snohomish Tribe of Indians, and the LEAF School at Edmonds
Community College. The students designed and installed a garden featuring native plants.
They have been working with the Snohomish Tribe of Indians to learn the cultural and
medicinal uses of the plants. The funding will be used to continue to build the garden
with trail improvements, interpretive signs, and more to install more native plants
EdCC Center for Families Art Docent Program
The Art Docent project provides art experience for children in the Preschool and Head
Start programs at the EdCC Center for Families. Exposure to art allows the children
to develop creative though at an early age while providing volunteer opportunities
for art students.
Chamber Vacuum Sealer
The purchase of this special equipment will allow the EdCC Culinary program to continue
to meet student’s needs by providing training in the most up-to-date culinary techniques.
Chamber vacuum sealers are used in the emerging field of modernist cuisine (aka molecular
gastronomy). This will allow faculty to develop new curriculum for a new area of study.
Honors Faculty Academy
The Honors Faculty Academy helps increase learning opportunities available to our
students. The program is continually expanding to include science, fine arts, experiential
learning and undergraduate research. The Academy also helps contribute to the development
of the College as a Center for Academic Excellence.
Volunteer Literacy Program
The Volunteer Literacy Program helps students in the GED and ESL programs at EdCC.
Last winter, 500 students were able to receive tutoring time from over 70 tutors.
The tutors help students receive the one-on-one time and help with remedial work that
prevents them from dropping out.
Completion of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Volunteer Income
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program helps low-income families prepare their
taxes for free of charge. This program also assists students with their Application
for Federal Student Aid, which is a lengthy and complex application. Much of the information
needed for the FAFSA is directly supplied from the tax return.
TRiO Student Support Services
The TRiO program is primarily funded through the US Department of Education and is
designed to help low-income, first generation college students or students with disabilities.
TRiO helps students stay in school, remain in good academic standing and increases
CFF Childcare CCAMPIS
The Washington State Board of Community and Technical colleges identified that access
to childcare is the number two barrier to accessing higher education. The Center for
Families (CFF) provides infant and childcare to students, faculty and staff at Edmonds
Community College. This grant will allow the Center to serve more infants and toddlers,
allowing more students to continue their education, particularly low-income families
who have difficulty finding low-cost, high quality childcare.
Introducing the EdCC campus and community to the new honeybee colonies
EdCC recently installed 2 active honeybee hives on-campus. These bee colonies help
provide live pollinators for nearby plants and educational opportunities for the Biology
Department and Americorps. The College will also be able to provide hive management
classes to the community in the future.
Acing College offers assistance to high school seniors who are on track to graduate
but need assistance navigating the college admission process. The program provides
assistance with the admission application, placement tests, financial aid, advising
and online registration. The program will also be able to provide financial assistance
for many students who can’t otherwise afford the testing fees. This year, the program
will offer peer mentoring for all students during their Fall and Winter quarters.
Developing Best Practices in Experiential Education
This project will help EdCC faculty develop best practices for experiential education
for many of the professional technical programs on our campus. Faculty hope to build
relationships with local businesses to provide hands-on experience for students in
Student Technology Resource and Reference Center (STRRC)
The STRRC project would provide students with access and support to the newest technology
and resources available. Students would receive help with email, networks, the web,
software and visual communications.
Experience in Democracy
Students in the High School Completion program will visit the Washington State Capital,
the Supreme Court and meet their local representatives. This gives students a first-hand
account of how the legislative process works in our state.
Simulation Models for Allied Health Education
The Simulation Models for Allied Health Education will allow students more hands-on
practice to important skills like: tracheostomy care, airway management, enteric feedings,
skin assessment and wound care. This will better prepare students for their clinical
Alternative Breaks are service-learning projects offered to students during school
breaks in-between quarters. The program partners with local community organizations
to provide volunteer service projects for students. Recent projects include work with
The Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee, WSU Beach Watchers, Port Townsend
Marine Science Center and Moran State Park on Orcas Island. These activities allow
students the opportunity for engagement in leadership and environmental issues.